Lynwood Bartly, Don Cooney and Dr. Ron Kramer are on hand to greet visiting activist Frida Barranger to the show. She is here to speak at Western Michigan university. She tells all about what it means to be raised and live and Activist's life. Topic: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Activism,Frida Barrenger
Panel discussion by Lynnwood Bartley, Ron Kramer, Leigh Ford, and Don Cooney. Subject matter is the fiscal cliff and the phony debt crisis. Topic: fiscal cliff austerity critical issues alternative views
Our panel discusses the new direction the country has gone in by electing Demcorats to the house and the senate. Dr. Don Cooney hosts the show. This show cannot be sold, but may be aired on not for profit channels like Public Access,Educables and PBS. Topic: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Critical Issues,Democrats,Elections,Progressive,Michigan
The panel, led by Lynwood Bartley discusses the woes of the Republican Party in the face of the Libby indictment and the DeLay and Plame cases Topics: Critical Issues, Plame, DeLay, Libby, Fitzgerald, Kalamazoo, Alternative views
Critical Issues - Alternative Views is a panel discussion show produced at the facilities of Public Media Network in Kalamazoo, Michigan.This 2/15/2013 edition is a discussion by Ron Kramer and Lynnwood Bartley about President Obama's State of the Union Address given in January 2013. Topic: Critical Issues Alternative Views Kalamazoo State of the Union
Dr. Gary J. Dorrien of Kalamazoo College join the panel to discuss his (Now released) book, IMPERIAL DESIGNS, relating how the Neo Conservatives have had the Iraq war plan since 1992, and relating to todays events. Topics: Critical Issues, Iraq.NeoCons, Imperial Designs, Critical Issues Alternative Views
Col. Ogden Jones visits the panel and forcasts a grim future for the National Guard. Also visiting is Mitchell Szczepenczyk from Chicago Indymedia and Chicago Media Action. Topics: Critical Issues, Media, NeoCons, Iraq, Critical Issues Alternative Views, Media
Col. Ogden Jones returns to talk about Bush's folly in Iraq and the devistating cost in live with NO timetable to get our of that Country. Topics: Critical Issues, Alternative Views, Iraq, Bush, Incompetence, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Critical Issuses #117 continues the ongoing discussion of the Iraq war, questioning the reasoning for not put forth a timeline for the US pull out, especially when the people had spoken at this last election. Joining Lyn for this show is the rest of the panel, Dr. Ron Kramer, Dr. Don Cooney, Elke Schoffers,Ph.D and Leigh A. Ford, Ph.D. all from the faculty of Western Michigan University. Topic: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Iraq,Bush,Falwell,Congress
Lynwood Bartley leads the conversation with Don Cooney in this one. They talk on many subjects from the nit picking right wing comentators to Gitmo. They also talk about the new Supreme Court Justice Nominee. It is a stimulating program Topic: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Right Wing,media,Obama,Sobamayer
Taped on Dec. 29, 2006. Saddim Housein was being hanged as we spoke, President Ford was taken to Washington D.C., and a new year approaches. Our panel is Lyn Bartley, host, Dr. Don Cooney and Dr. Elke Schoffers round out the group Topic: Critical Issues,Critical Issues-Alternative Views,Housein,Ford,new congress,
Elke Schoffers, Ph.d hosts this show. The discussion is once again on the bailout and the budget. The Republican budget had no numbers, reminiscent of the last Bush Administration. Once again the lobby run Republicans are acting as obstructionists on any forward movement by the progressive government. We then talk about the Afghan war and the environment. Joining her is Leigh A. Ford, Ph.d, Dr. Ron Kramer and Don Cooney all faculty of Western Michigan University. Topic: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Green,alternative power,Republicans,budget
Jim Rodbard, j.d. president of the Michigan A.C.L.U. Visits and talks about the presidents domestic spying and saying why it is illegal Topics: Critical Issues, Critical Issues Alternative Views, domestic spying, Bush, Lies, Washington D.C.
On this panel Elke Schoffers, ph.d leads the conversation, delving into the healthcare program, to be voted on in congress and the house. Dr. Don Cooney and Lynwood Bartley join in. Topic: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Obama,Healthcare,Insurance Companies,Senate,House,public option
Joetta L. Carr, Ph.D comes on the show to tell about her organization 'THE WORLD CAN'T WAIT' and their demand for Bush to step down Topics: Critical Issues, Critical Issues Alternative Views, March on Washington Feb 4.06, lies, katrina,... Source: Studio Shoot
The Bush administration has hit several legal snags that now make his administration ineffective. Panel participants are Elka Schoffers, Dr. Ron Kramer, Leigh A. Ford Ph.d and Donald Cooney all from Western Michigan University. Topics: Critical Issues, Critical Issues Alternative Views, Politics, Bush, Inept, President, Cheney, Rove,...
This show discusses the gutless apology to BP by Rep. Joe Barton. Being ordered by his own party to recant under pressure, he still proclaims his apology on Twitter. We then discuss the depth of the BP tragedy and the changing of the guard at the CEO level. To the point discussion. Topics: Critical Issues Alternative Views, BP, oil spill, Joe Barton, GOBP, GOP, British Petrolium
Dr. Tom Small, Evironmental Activist joins the panel of Dr. Ron Kramer and Donald Cooney to discuss several issues including the Reading Together Program. Many Communities can get some Ideas to try out in your own town. Topics: Critical Issues, Critical Issues Alternative Views, Read, Vietnam, Iraq, War, Community, Environment Source: Community Access
The panel discusses the truly BAD Budget and the cutbacks, mostly from social programs and some inventive auditing. We also discuss the warning that President Eisenhower gave in his farewell speech concerning the Industrial, Congressional and Military Machine. Exactly what is happening today. Topics: Critical Issues, Critical Issues Alternative Views, Eisenhower, Warning, Industryial,... Source: Access Studio
ELKE SCHOFFERS, Ph.D hosts once again. This panel consists of DR. RON KRAMER, LEIGH A. FORD, Ph.D and Congressional hopeful and our own DON COONEY. We discuss what has been wrong with this administration (could not cover everything. Actually just scratched the surface barely.) The changes that could happen if Obama is elected. Presidential powers and much more. Stimulating conversation. Topic: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Bush,Cheney,McCain,Obama,Oil,War Crimes
This program is celebrating our 10th full year, looking to our 11th season on the air, giving our views from the people up instead of the top down. Joining the panel vis telephone is RICK STAHLHUT, M.D. from The University of Rochester, New York. Rick was with us when the show started and we like to keep in contact with him. Hosting Rick is LYNWOOD BARTLEY and panelists LEIGH A. FORD, Ph.D, DR. RON KRAMER and DR. DON COONEY. We talk about what has transpired in the last 10 years as well as talk... Topics: Critical Issues Alternative Views, Kalamazoo, Decade, Ten Years, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin,...
The group led by Rick Stahlhut discuss the similarities of the Bush administration to Germany of Hitler and how the right wing is taking over America of the 21st Century. This program is in two parts. Topics: Critical Issues, Critical Issues Alternative Views, Facism, Bush, neocons, right wing, american coup Source: Access
Lynwood Bartley and Dr. Don Cooney had an opportunity to interview Amy Goodman while she was visiting Western Michigan University. Their subject was primarily on the corporate media. What it does and does not do. Her program "DEMOCRACY NOW!' Is a favorite here in Kalamazoo. We were only expecting 15 minutes, however, she got into the conversation and stayed for 21. We were grateful for the time she did give us. Dr. Ron Kramer was also on hand to introduce the show. There was a lot of other... Topics: Critical Issues Alternative Views, Amy Goodman, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan,...
A look at Karl Roves claim that Cindy Shehann only had 30 followers. He cannot hide his 'spin' lies Topics: Critical Issues, Critical Issues - Alternative Views, March, Anti-war, Washington D.C., politics,...
CI109_THE YEAR IN REVIEW 2006. before we even get to the subject of the year in review, you cannot look back until you look forward to the President's escalation of the Iraq war. On hand to discuss this is Host Lyn Bartley, Dr. Ronald Kramer, Dr. Donald Cooney and Leigh A. Ford, PhD. from Western Michigan University. Topic: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Bush,2006,Year in review,war,iraq,escalation
This show marks our 9th season of speaking truth to power. With the tragic loss of Ted Kennedy, we talk about some of the issues he championed over the years, especially universal healthcare. We tell about the mistruths and outright lies that the corporate America has espoused in its ads which is aimed at confusing and scaring people. With us in this discussion is Don Cooney of the Social Work Department of Western Michigan University, Dr. Ron Kramer, head of the Criminal Justice Program at... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Critical Issues Alternative Views, Ted Kennedy, Universal Healthcare, liberals, corporations,...
We discuss the corruption that the rich enjoy. Lobbying is one of those corruptive powers, and the helplessness of those who are on the lower end of the social register to stop the odds stacked against them. Topic: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Money,graft,corruption,lobbyists,rich,poor,disadvantaged
The panel discusses the injustice of the Bush Administration and what can be done to bring them to a jury of their peers. Karl Rove claims "Executive Privilage" (Which should be reserved only for President and Vice-President). Once again he has been summoned to the House, and once again he has snubbed congress. Once again we discuss War Crimes and other charges that can be brought to bear by the Justice Department. Interesting that the first peice of legislation to come before the... Topic: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Bush,Republicans,obstructionists,Executive Privilage,War Crimes
The discussion continues (See Definging Facism 1) posted here. We are comparing Nazi Germany's third riech to what is going on in America Today. Topics: Critical Issues, Critical Issues Alternative Views, Facism, Neocons, Right wing, Federalist, Bush
Host Lyn Bartley, Don Cooney and Elke Schoffers discuss the present dangers now faced by academia and the freedom to teach, especially controversial subjects. Topics: Critical Issues, Critical Issues Alternative Views, education, college, universities, bush, right... Source: Studio Show
What has this present administration really done to America? We have lost some of our rights, we went to war by way of lies, we have been devestated by a Hurricane with little help from the Federal Government, our jobs have been sucked from us and sent abroad, the wealthy have just about drained our treasury. It is time for a drastic change in America when we bail out wealthy wall street fat cats. In all actuality it is just another Tax, only a big tax raise on the people who can least afford... Topic: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Progressive Movement,right...
The last week of this old year brings tragedy to the middle east. The Bhutto assasination certainly has upset the plans of the white house. Hosted by ELKE SCHOFFERS, Ph.D and joined with DR. RON KRAMER, DR. DON COONEY and LEIGH A. FORD, Ph.D. all from Western Michigan University. Their discussion addresses the assassination and conclude with the danger of letting religion creep into the government. It is a lively discussion. Topic: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Bhutto,Bush,religion,government,the Constitution
Dr. David Karowe, associate professor of biological Sciences at Western Michigan University joins our panel, hosted by Elke Schoffers, Ph.D. Dr. Don Cooney, Dr. Ron Kramer and Lynwood Bartley round out the panel. Discussed is Global Warming and its ramifications and predicted how it will affect our environment. The second subject is Kalamazoocentric. The EPA is going to dump sludge from our river containing PCB's from a town down river, to a brownfield location near our water supply. ( 2 reviews ) Topic: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,PCBs,Global Warming,EPA,Kalamazoo
We talk about the historic and much needed Healthcare reform. Hosting is LYNWOOD BARTLEY,Retired, with DR. RON KRAMER and DR. DON COONEY all from Western Michigan University. We also discuss the violence that the GOP has been condoning by their silence. Also, Dr. COONEY announced that he was going to seek A congressional seat this next election. Topics: Critical Issues Alternative Views, Healthcare, Reform, GOP, Violence, hate, Tea Party
The veto of this President to the SCHIP program shows how little he and his party think about America's future. While waiting for the House and Congress to override the veto, we talk about the treatment of the premier of Iran, the Harlen Childrens Zone and touch on Blackwater. Hosted by Lynwood Bartley, our panel consists of Leigh A. Ford,Ph.D, Dr. Ron Kramer and Donald Cooney all from the faculty of Western Michigan University. Topic: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Blackwater,SCHIP,Harlem Childrens zone,Iraq,Iran
Critical Issues Special. Dr. Richard Quinney a nationally know criminologist visits the show to talk about photography and what is percieved as truth in the immage. Hosted by Dr. Ron Kramer with panelist and doctoral candidate Dawn L. Rothe. Topics: Critical Issues, Critical Issues Alternative Views, Photography, Dr. Richard Quinney, books, Iraq,... Source: MPEG
Senator Debbie Stabenow, (D)Michigan found some time to spend with us. The producer had trouble with he actual time counter and cut her visit even shorter than planned. Never the less, her visit was packed with information. We found her to be delightful, honest and knowlegable. And we found her to be very human. It was a great honor to have her on the show. Be sure to watch this one. I am also Proud to Announce that his Program won the 2009 Philo T. Farnsworth Award for Public Awareness on... Topic: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Senator,Debbie Stabenow,Democrat,Michigan,healthcare,war,politics
Elke Schoffers,Ph.D of the Chemistry Department at Western Michigan University takes on the job of Host for this show. The panelists are Don Cooney, Department of Social Work and Leigh A. Ford,Ph.D, the Communication Department also a WMU. The former press secretary to the Bush Administration wrote his memoirs, telling the truth of what happened on his shift. It confirms exactly what we have been claiming for the past 6 years on this show. Of course, the spin doctors are trying to go into... Topic: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Bush,McClellan,neocons,book,administration...
Dr. Paul Clements joins the panel of Dr. Ron Kramer, Elke Schoffers, Ph.D and Host Lynwood Bartley, all faculty of Western Michigan University to discuss the outcome of the 2010 mid-term election. What it means and what some of the consequences can be. Dr. Clements is a Professor of Political Science and has kept a close eye on the results and offers his conclusions. Great Discussion. Topics: Critical Issues Alternative Views, Kalamazoo, Politics, Mid-Term Election, 2010, Republicans,...
LYNWOOD BARTLEY is back after a short hiatis. Along with LEIGH A. FORD, Ph.D, DR. RON KRAMER and DR. DON COONEY, they discuss the real meaning of a Right to Work state. The phrase should really be Right to Union Bust, or Right of Industry to be tyranical to its workers. Our state (MI) is now threatened with this Anti worker peice of legislation, brought in from out of our state people. We thought it would be necessary for our fellow citizens to fully understand what Right to Work really is.... Topic: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Right to Work,Unions,Union Busting,Industry...
Don Cooney and Dr. Ron Kramer join Lynwood Bartley in discussing the book "The Shock Doctrine". It describes the events that are to happen before radical ideas can be implemented in the takeover of a country, such as the USA. Also discussed is the indictment of Donald Rumsfeld on a recent trip to France. All in all, the discussion is stimulating. Topic: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Shock Doctrine,right wing,Rumsfeld,Torture
Today, the show was hosted by Lynwood Bartley, with Congressional Candidate, Dr. Don Cooney and John Curran, his campaign manager. Dr. Cooney spoke on the differences between the status quo and what needs to happen to return the power of the government to the people Topics: Critical Issues Alternative Views, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 2010 elections, Washington D.C.,...
We discuss how the american news has slid from non-commital to right wing at NBC,CBS,ABC and without question FOX. Lynwood Bartley hosts Leigh A. Ford,PhD, Dr. Ron Kramer and Don Cooney in the discussion. Don Cooney has announced that he will throw his hat in to the race for the House of Representatives. Finally we discuss how the right winged Republican Party is disenfranchising voters in several states and now Indiana by demanding photo ID at the polls. Find out how this is done with the... Topic: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,voters,polls,disenfranchised,broadcast...
The Panel led by Lynwood Bartley, Dr. Ronald Kramer and Leigh A. Ford, Ph.D talk about the ramifications of how trials have been handled in the past few years, turning them into a circus. From the Clinton impeachment, which actually was nobody's business, to Nixon and his pardon from Jerry Ford, to the present Administration and how they twist the laws. It is truly a lively conversation. Topic: Libby,trials,critical issues,critical issues alternative views,government,Bush,Chenney
413. A LIVELY CONVERSATION WITH ARTHUR KINOY A long time civil rights lawyer-activist and member of the National Lawyers Guild, Kinoy has fought and won many legal fights at the national and local levels. He had an acrimonious appearance before the House Un-American Activities Committee, and he argued cases before the Supreme Court. In a colorful and vivid style, Arthur describes his battles, places civil liberties abuses by governmental agencies in historical perspective, and dramatically... Topics: Alternative Views, progressive media, alternative media, public access television, Frank Morrow,...
Lynwood Bartley, Dr. Ron Kramer and Leigh A. Ford,Ph.D and Elke Schoffers,Ph.D, are all on hand to Greet Michigan's Governor, Jennifer Granholm. The previous administration of Republicans cut taxes and everything else until there was no overage left. Faceing re-election, I wanted to get the facts out while presenting her as a person. A wife, a mother and a politician. Governor Granholm came to us as the first Woman Attorney General of Michigan, and now the first Woman Governor. She is a delight... ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,State of...
Lynwood Bartley hosts Dr. Ron Kramer and Dr. Don Cooney, all faculty of Western Michigan University, in this conversation, covering the aleged war crimes of the Bush Administration, focusing on torture. We cover the morality of torture and the loss of the nations soul. Torture was outlawed by a federal law in 1996 and what the Bush lawers did to 'bend' the laws to make them seem lawful. But as the title says Torture by any other name ... is still torture. Topic: Critical Issues Alternative Views,War Crimes,Bush,Criminals,Right Wing,Republican Party,illegal,ACLU
The panel discusses what most inner cities are experiencing from under funding of social programs creating youth violence and other ailments of urban and suburban areas. Though speaking of Kalamazoo, this program speaks to other cities as well. The second portion of the show talks about the abuses that Bush has been putting our constitution through. Topic: critical Issues,critical issues alternative views,youth...
Lynwood Bartley and Panel Dr. Ron Kramer and Dr. Don Cooney, all from Western Michigan University hosts James N. Rodbard, PC, who is with the National Board of the A.C.L.U. and is in the Southwestern Michigan Branch. As Mr. Rodbard says "The word on the street is that Obama does not walk on Water." Well, No one is perfect, but there are several troubling things that the new President and his cabinet are not adressing. These are discussed at length, as well as Mr. Obama's... Topic: Critical Issues - Alternative Views,Obama,Washington D.C.,A.C.L.U.,FISA,Torture,Gitmo,Accountability
Lynwood Bartley leads the panel of Leigh A. Ford, Ph.D, Dr. Ron Kramer and Don Cooney look at Iraq today. Now that the Bush lies and misdirections have led us into war, we now discuss why they built permanent bases. We now know that it is not a war on terrorism, but a war for oil. The discussion is stimulating. Topic: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Iraq,Bush,Condileeza Rice,Peace...